Clyde & Co has grown to become a
leading global law firm in our core sectors. With a headcount of
over 5,000 staff operating from over 60 offices and associated
offices across six continents, we offer a comprehensive range of
legal services and advice to businesses operating at the heart of
global trade and commerce.
From developed to emerging markets,
we aim to support our clients by putting the power of our globally
integrated firm at their disposal with a range of seamless and
efficient services and the very best, commercially minded, legal
advice. This, together with our sector expertise and regional
understanding, allows us to help clientsidentify and manage risk and
liability,navigate challenges, harness commercial potential and
achieve sustained growth in today's complex and volatile business environment.
About Clyde & Co Hamburg
The Hamburg office opened in February
2019, when we took a market-leading team of four partners and around
15 associates from the shipping firm Ince & Co.
The team perfectly complemented our
shipping practice of marine lawyers based in trading hubs around the
globe, and Hamburg added a presence for us in an historic city which
is home to one of the top three ports in Europe, and is a hub of
ship owning, ship-management, financing, shipbroking, marine
insurance, trading and yachting.
The Hamburg team acts for shipowners
and managers, Charterers, P&I Clubs, Marine insurance companies,
superyacht owners, cargo owners, shipbuilders, offshore energy and
renewable contractors and sub-contractors. Clients come not only
from Hamburg, Germany and the German speaking areas of Europe, but
also from across the global shipping, trading and energy industries.
We act both in "dry" shipping cases involving
charterparties, shipbuilding contracts, bills of lading, cargo
claims, energy and trading contracts, but also have a large and busy
practice in the "wet" aspects of shipping involving ship
collisions, groundings, sinkings, salvage and General Average and
all manner of maritime casualties.
Hamburg has an English team of 4
lawyers led by an English qualified partner Daniel Jones, which
works closely with the team of 3 partners and twelve associates in
the German qualified team.
What is a Training Contract?
A training contract is a two-year
placement that is undertaken by trainee solicitors after they finish
their year-long Legal Practice Course (LPC).
Trainees will spend two years getting
a practical legal education overseen by senior solicitors at the firm.
Type of work undertaken by a trainee
Client interaction and attending
meetings with clients
Drafting initial advice to clients
and letters to the other side
Legal/factual research tasks
Assisting in Casualty
investigations and casualty reports
Assisting with witness statements
from Master and crew of ships
mediation/arbitration/court proceedings/bundling etc.
Liaising with counsel/experts
Assisting with settlement
Assisting with disclosure
Assisting with witness statements
What we're looking for
We're looking for a Germany based
trainee to join our Hamburg office in August 2023.
To be eligible to apply, you must
have completed your LPC (Legal Practice Course) by summer 2023. You
will spend the full-two years in our Hamburg situated office, and
will work within partner, Daniel Jones' team.
We're looking for individuals who
have an interest in Marine, Shipping and Energy work. Due to the
breadth of work across the department, you will have the opportunity
to gain experience across three different areas of law, and in
contentious and non-contentious work.
Whilst German fluency is not a
must-have, it would be an additional advantage that could further
bolster your chances of success when applying for the role.
Strength Based Assessment
During our process we are assessing
candidates based on the strengths that will deliver success in a
role. This is great for the individual, doing work they love, and
great for the employee, having team mambers who love what they do.
We'll make sure you have plenty of
support throughout your programme - alongside having support from
your dedicated supervisor, you will also have regular one to one
session with the Early Careers team and will be allocated a mentor
from one of our newly qualified lawyers, enabling you to get
peer-to-peer support and guidance.
You can also look forward to a
tailored induction programme and on-going internal training designed
to ensure you have the skills, knowledge, and commercial acumen you
need to become a well-round solicitor.
& Co benefits
28 days, paid annual leave
Private health insurance
Private pension scheme
Full pay sickness leave for up to
Critical illness/long term care insurance
Income protection/unemployment insurance
Public transport allowance
Champion health member
The application process
We are looking for applicants with
the motivation to join our firm and potential to be successful in
the role throughout our process. The application process varies
slightly from programme to programme, but this is what you'll need
to do for this opportunity:
1) Explore the programme specific
information to understand which opportunity is the right one for you.
2) You'll need to make your
application online via our online application system.
3) You will then be invited to
complete our digital immersive assessment which simulates a
realistic preview of the role of a trainee solicitor. It looks to
assess specific strengths and skills required in the role and asks
you to complete a series of motivational and strengths-based
questions though video interviews.
4) Following this, if successful we
will be in contact to invite you to our virtual assessment day which
will consist of a Group Exercise, Roleplay, Written Exercise and Interview.
Please note: you should only apply to
one programme per recruitment cycle.
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please click here to view our website.